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dad

noun [C] uk   /dæd/ informal us  
A1 a father: [as form of address] Can you pick me up from the party tonight, Dad? It was great to see your mum and dad at the concert last night.
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in Korean 아빠…
in Arabic أبّ, والِد…
in French papa…
in Turkish baba…
in Italian papà…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爸爸,爹爹…
in Russian папа…
in Polish tata…
in Spanish papá…
in Portuguese papai, pai…
in German der Papa…
in Catalan pare…
in Japanese お父さん, (私の)父…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爸爸,爹爹…
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